The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16666   Message #156980
Posted By: Peter T.
02-Jan-00 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
Subject: RE: 2000 Mudcat Music Question! (really)
Phew, as ever, awesome. A few more questions and then I'll get this printed out.
1) Small Appalachian dulcimer. Is that the one with the hammers or the long stringy thing? (I seem to remember a thread where I asked this question before, he said in embarrassment.). Does it play chords, or just single notes?
2) Alice, does an Taishokoto (sounds Japanese to me) or Indian banjo sound like an autoharp? Is it strung for Western-style music? (To tell you the truth, I am personally fascinated by it.)
3) What is a melodeon?
4) What is the tradeoff in autoharps? The smaller they are the fewer chord bars or something?
5) This has been asked a hundred times, but it would be nice to have it here in this thread: is a button box concertina the 20 button model and the other larger? (I don't understand the difference between an Anglo and an English model. Must be because I am Anglo-English). Could someone just donate a paragraph on the differences, etc.?
Thanks again for the continuing suggestions.
yours, Peter T.